Lets not leave this aspiring poor girl down, with lot of dreams abt her future, needs support for her education

Meeting with Aishwarya, BCom student:

Date: Mar 1st, 2009

Place: Kolathur, near Wesley School

IS Members: Athi, Vijay Prakash, Anitha Srinivasan

Beneficiary: Aishwarya & her family members

Family Members:  

Mother: Housewife, not working because of some health problems.

Father: Passed away 5 yrs back.

Younger brother (to beneficiary): Studies 11th std 1st group in Villivakkam Hr Sec School. Wishes to study Mechanical Engg.

Aishwarya: Beneficiary herself. Studies B.Com in Jaya Arts & Science, now in 4th sem, waiting for 3rd sem results.

A Lecturer paid the previous semester fee, after she reporting that she was going to discontinue owing to financial reasons. And the lecturer has asked to prepare for the next semester fee. ie: the current semester. The last date for paying the fee had passed. And, now she has to pay the fee with fine, else she couldn’t write the Semester Exams.


 Even while studying, she was working as a sales person in a textile showroom in the weekends, from which she used to earn few hundreds.

Other details of the family:

• Source of income for other family expenses: A relative(her mother’s sister) is giving them money from some other source.

• The family is staying in a rented house. (Recently shifted to Kolathur. Yet to change the Ration card, provided for verification)

We made it a point that she shouldn’t discontinue her studies for any other reasons. The girl (beneficiary) mentioned that she wouldn’t want to compromise education for any thing, and confidently assured that she will continue her studies. Her wish is to study CA but owing to current family & financial reasons she thinks that she has to start earning after she completes B.Com.

P.S: We will upload the photos soon.



Help for 2 girl students – Banglaore!

Bangalore, Karnataka

Dear Friends

Our IS team in Bangalore visited Mrs.Reeta(& her family), who is a domestic maid with one of our friends.

Members Visited: Udhay, Goki, shiva

We came to know they are struggling to pay fee for their 2 daughters : Yashoda(4th std) , Chitra(LKG).

Reeta works as maid in a couple of households. Her husband SasiKumar has a mobile Ironing stand.So their combined income is less than 2000/-.The rent for the small house(Should I say room!? See photo) is 650/-. Rest they manage for 4 of them.We visited their house also & saw the conditions are not very good.

We will be extending our help for educating both the kids. They study in Sathyanarayana school in Audogodi.
We also got assurance from them that they will not discontinue their children’s studies in between.

School : Sathyanarayana School, Audugudi, Bangalore

Home Address : No. 287 / 3, Koramangala Village, 8th Block, Bangalore – 95

Fee for Yashodha – 2500/-
Fee for Chitra – 1700/-

Both the above fee includes 2 sets of uniforms, shoes, notebooks & textbooks.
This is for academic year 2008-09. But some advance fee will have to be paid by March end.

Photos of our visit (We insist you take a look!)

We thank Lalitha from IBM for bringing this to our notice


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